Spring is here for a while now. Longer days, sunny and warm ones too. And having prepared our new Spring collection, a super flowery and bright one, it was time for another photoshoot.
Low key and in another corner of Athens, it was a fun couple of days. Along with our two dogs were Chronis, Mary, Georgia and Kostis, and a few lucky bystanders that generously chipped in the odd pose or two. This time we didn’t stroll very far, Thissio and the foot of the Acropolis hill was the setting. This might be one of the most popular and touristic parts of the city but the green by the station and the pedestrian way by the ancient cemetery are little quiet spots of bliss. Tall pine trees, deep shadows with chirping birds on one side and some great vistas among the bitter orange trees on the other, sometimes Athens is full of surprises.
Speaking of bitter orange trees, this is where Naranja came from. Stemming from Saskrit, it’s the root word for orange but in Greece it stands for their bitter cousins. For those that haven’t noticed the trees, they’re everywhere. Most pavements, especially on residential areas are lined with those skinny little bouquets. Looking like a clementine tree, with their deep green foliage, their spring blossom in little white details is special, we just love them. Bitter oranges themselves are not really edible unless you turn them in that traditional dessert with tons of sugary syrup but still, it’s too bad no one harvests them. It would be such a good idea.